au revoir

“Move to a new country and you quickly see that visiting a place as a tourist, and actually moving there for good, are two very different things.” Someone more experienced than I said that, and although I’m sure they lived it to a fuller extent, I understand what they’re saying. Even though I’ve traveled in…

san sebastian

When planning our trip with Gabriela, she brought up San Sebastian, somewhere I had never heard of before. It took just a 3-second Google search to figure out that I definitely wanted to go there. This coastal haven is located is Spain’s Basque Country and known for its resorts, promenades, and bite-size pintxos (their take…

bordeaux

We finally ticked Bordeaux off the list! And with good company in tow: my best friend, Gabriela, and her husband, Bobby, flew over to enjoy their honeymoon and travel with us. We took two days showing them around Toulouse and I’m so glad we did because Toulouse was lookin’ extra pink and lovely for them….

sicily

I have to preface this post with the note that I accidentally deleted 2/3 of the pictures from this trip. The few that remain I am grateful for, and as for the rest, will try to paint a picture with words. In July, Dan was sent to a week-long conference (NanoSea 2016) in Giardini Naxos,…

hitched

A year ago today, Daniel and I got married in North Carolina before we moved to Toulouse. We had a simple courthouse ceremony and afterwards went across the street to a bar with our two witness friends. A big ceremony/reception is planned for when we get back to the States later this year, so that…